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Job #: R-00030375
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos has a potential opening for a Bioanalytical Laboratory Manager to support the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Experimental Therapeutics Branch, Department of Drug Development. The Bioanalytical Laboratory Manager will maintain laboratory supply and reagent inventory to fully support the ongoing and upcoming research needs of the lab, and proactively submit purchase requests for needed research supplies and reagents such that there be no delay to scheduled research, and establish and maintain a means to receive and track the processing of all samples submitted to the lab, and coordinate the scheduling of experiments and use of instrumentation to facilitate the timely turnover of data to research personnel.

*This position is contingent upon contract award

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the laboratory manager for the in vitro laboratories in the Department of Drug Discovery and shall maintain a safe working environment and adhere to applicable safety regulations.
  • Participate in project planning (goals timelines, and resource management) and ensure achievement of the project goals in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Participate in the research budget planning and proposal submission process to provide input for estimating cost of supplies and reagents and estimating instrumentation-time needed to support proposed research such that all estimates proposed for supplies and reagents are determined to be 90% accurate at the end of the performance period.
  • Maintain an internal budget of all purchase requests submitted and line of accounting used, and match these records with weekly budget reports from the resource management division in order to account for any items not received and ensure that all planned supply and reagent resources have been at least 90% committed by end of the period of performance or cutoff date established during the planning process.
  • Proficient in the use of government procurement systems (specifically GFEBS and DMLSS) such that purchase requests and subsequent tracking within these systems is available throughout the contractual period.
  • Train and assist technicians and junior researchers.
  • Prepare and use laboratory SOPs and protocols.
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform LC-MS analyses in support of pharmacokinetic studies and chemical purity determinations.
  • Use LCMS systems from different manufacturers.
  • Write new and troubleshoot existing scripts for the performance of assays utilizing the TECAN Liquid Handling system.
  • Oversee scheduling of all laboratory operations, including, but not limited to, manpower schedules, instrument usage, maintenance, and miscellaneous laboratory duties.
  • Maintain a Microsoft Access database for the logging of sample receipt, required testing, special requests, and preliminary results.
  • Assist in the writing of manuscripts for publications, prepare data for in-house presentations, and present findings at scientific meetings.
  • Comply with all specified guidelines regarding safety, security, standard operating procedures, written protocols, technical manuals, and procurement of supplies/equipment as per WRAIR regulations.
  • The contractor shall maintain appropriate data records and QC data for incorporation into LIMS database.

Basic Qualifications

  • MS or PhD Degree in a related field from an accredited university along with 3-5 years of relative experience.
  • Experience using/managing mass spectrometry systems for the characterization of chemical entities.
  • Experience in handling laboratory samples, troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory equipment, analyzing data using applicable software, generating reports and summaries for presentations, managing data spreadsheets, requesting supplies and materiel as needed to perform general laboratory maintenance.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as good written and oral communication.
  • Experience using government procurement systems and submitting purchase requests within these systems.
  • Laboratory management experience.
  • Laboratory budget experience and knowledge of cost of supplies used in support DMPK research
  • Work may require working evenings and weekends
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing lab operations for GOGO (Government owned Government operated) Lab. 
  • Experience working in a military research setting.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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